China Announces Plan to Issue Biosafety Certificates for GM Soybean and CornJanuary 8, 2020
The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced their plan to release biosafety certificates to domestically grown, genetically modified (GM) soybean and corn, as they move forward to commercializing GM grain production in the global market.
The announcement was released after no objections were received by the Ministry during the 15-day period for soliciting public opinion about soybean SHZD32-01 developed by Shanghai Jiaotong University. Once approved, it will be the first GM soybean crop to receive such certificate, which is an initial step towards commercialization.
GM corn events DBN9936 and 12-5 developed by Hangzhou Ruifeng Biotech Co Ltd and Zhejiang University are also expected to be granted with biosafety certificates. "This signifies the policy changes from the central government as China is moving to commercialize GMO corn," said James Chen, chief financial officer of Origin Agritech Limited. Commercialization of GM soybean and corn is expected to benefit Chinese farmers. In 2018, approximately 7 million farmers planted Bt cotton in China.
Read more details in Agriculture.com.
You might also like:
- Chinese Agri Ministry Approves Import of 5 GM Crops
- GM Crop Imports to China Could Increase Brazil's Soy Exports
- GM Crop Events approved in China
The Crop Biotech Update is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a non-for-profit organization. The CBU is distributed for free to over 23,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in agricultural biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- Vitamin A-Enriched Rice Approval in PH Gets Support from Golden Rice Humanitarian Board
- Technology to Accelerate Search for Drought Tolerant Chickpeas
- PH Solon Lauds Approval of Golden Rice, Endorses Passage of Nat'l Biotech Law
- Punjab Seed Council Approves New Bt Cotton Variety
- China Announces Plan to Issue Biosafety Certificates for GM Soybean and Corn
- South Australia Lifts Ban on GM Crops
- PH President Confers Order of National Scientist to Biotech Champ
- Protein in Tomato Explains Long-standing Plant Immunity Mystery
- HKU Plant Scientists Identify Strategy to Enhance Rice Grain Yield
- GM Poplar Field Trials Result to Sustainable Biomass Production Without Isoprene Emission
Plant Breeding Innovations
- OsABA8ox2 Suppresses Root Elongation and Contributes to Drought Response in Rice
- Functional FLN2 Vital in Salinity Tolerance of Rice
Subscribe to CBU: